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AMMAN, Jordan (May 8, 2017) Soldiers assigned to Jordanian Armed Forces Special Task Force 101, participating in small unit tactics, clear the perimeter during drill at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, as part of Exercise Eager Lion. Eager Lion is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships between the U.S., Jordan and other international partners. This year's iteration is comprised of about 7,200 military personnel from more than 20 nations that will respond to scenarios involving border security, command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Cole/Released) 170508-N-ER662-079

Factsheet: U.S. Security Sector Assistance to Jordan

U.S. Security Assistance to Jordan, Arms Sale to Nigeria Draws Congressional Ire, CAR Arms Embargo Extended and more *|MC:SUBJECT|*...

02 Aug 2021

Flip the Script and the National Security Powers Act

New Legislation Flips the Script, US Shifting to Advisory Military Role in Iraq, Strikes on Captured Equipment in Afghanistan...

26 Jul 2021
Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, right, U.S. Army South commanding general, greets Colombian soldiers during a visit to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., June 9, 2021. The Colombian Army is the second South American army to conduct bilateral training with a U.S. Army unit as part of a JRTC rotation.

U.S. military once trained Colombians implicated in Haiti assassination plot, Pentagon says

US Training Foreign Hitmen, Israeli Spyware Used to Monitor Journalists on a Global Scale, Biden Says No to Haiti...

19 Jul 2021
Egyptian and U.S. Special Operations Soldiers observe a small arms range, which was part of Exercise Bright Star. The exercise is held to promote and enhance regional security and cooperation between the seven participating nations, which include the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United States, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Greece, the United Kingdom, and France.

U.S. Foreign Military Training to Saudi Arabia

U.S. Military Training of Saudi Officials, Efforts to Prop up Afghan Air Force, Arms to the Sahel Harming Security...

12 Jul 2021

Child Soldiers Prevention Act Implementation Tracker

Tracking Child Soldiers Prevention Act, UK Arms Sales and Human Rights Abusers, Israeli Court Rejects Arms Sales Transparency &...

06 Jul 2021
INAGAWAN BEACH (June 7, 2016) – U.S. Marines, assigned to Company Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, conduct an amphibious exercise with service members of the Philippine Marine Corps.The service members participated in a number of classes and exercises with the Marines and Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet.(U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)

Philippines’ human rights record an issue in pending $2.6B military sale

Major Arms Sales to the Philippines, US Looks for Options to Aid Lebanese Army, the Failed Afghan Security Sector...

28 Jun 2021